La Liga

Osasuna vs. Real Madrid: Score, Grades and Post-Match Reaction

MADRID, SPAIN - JANUARY 06:  Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid CF celebrates after scoring their third goal during the La Liga match between Real Madrid CF and RC Celta de Vigo at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium on January 6, 2014 in Madrid, Spain.  (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)
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Karl MatchettFeatured ColumnistJanuary 15, 2014

Real Madrid progressed through to the quarter-finals of the Copa del Rey with a routine 2-0 win over Osasuna, with the aggregate scoreline being 4-0.

FT Osasuna 0-2 Madrid [0-4 agg]. Madrid see out last few mins and secure passage to face Espanyol in quarters. Job done but not over pretty.

— Dermot Corrigan (@dermotmcorrigan) January 15, 2014

The first half was something of a low-key, cagey affair with Osasuna starting the brighter and looking to get an early goal to get themselves back in the match. Trailing 2-0 from the first leg, they could ill afford any bad decision-making—but that's what happened for the opening goal.

Cristiano Ronaldo hit a dipping, swerving free-kick from 25 yards, but in truth it was straight at goalkeeper Andres who should have dealt far better with the effort.

It seemed a simple enough catch—but the Osasuna No. 13 opted to try and punch, instead only helping the ball into the net in a moment of comedy.

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Any hopes of a comeback that Osasuna had were extinguished by that goal and the second, coming after the break, ended the game as a contest.

Jese showed good pace and strength down the right flank and cut the ball back to Angel Di Maria, who finished firmly into the far corner for 2-0 on the night.

The one disappointment for Real was a late red card for left-back Fabio Coentrao, who scythed down an attacker to earn his second yellow of the night with just a few minutes left to play.

This is the tackle Fábio Coentrão was red carded for: pic.twitter.com/fERmaf2YJS (picture from @marca). #cmore

Petter Veland (@PetterVeland) January 15, 2014

The 4-0 aggregate scoreline didn't flatter Real with Osasuna again struggling to find any threat in the final third.

 

Player Grades

Osasuna Player Ratings
PlayerHTFT
Andres44
Oier55
Flaño76
Loties66
Oriol65
Cejudo55
Puñal65
Raoul Loé66
De las Cuevas77
Roberto Torres76
Acuña65
b/r
Real Madrid Player Ratings
PlayerHTFT
Casillas77
Arbeloa66
Pepe67
Ramos68
Coentrao67
Illarra67
Alonso77
Isco66
Di Maria56
Ronaldo77
Jese77
b/r

 

Match Reaction

Ancelotti: Coentrao had back luck with the red card. Didn't make many mistakes, he played a good game.

SocialRMadrid (@SocialRMadrid) January 15, 2014

Ancelotti: It's not easy to play well every game. The team is focused. #HalaMadrid

SocialRMadrid (@SocialRMadrid) January 15, 2014

 

What's Next?

Osasuna's Copa del Rey adventure is over for another season, while Real Madrid progress to the quarter-finals. They will face Espanyol in the last eight.

 

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